Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
In Hollywood, physical attractiveness is immensely important for career success in the entertainment industry. A youthful looking appearance is associated with energy and vigor. It also helps actors acquire better roles and maintain a high level of relevance to audiences. With his solid reputation for creating the best hair transplant outcomes, it’s no surprise that entertainment professionals seek Dr. Umar’s help when it comes to celebrity hair restoration.
Hollywood actor, Bernardo de Paula whose list of credits include Beto from the Showtime series, Shameless and Jackhammer Horton on NCIS, Los Angeles, among other started noticing that his hair was receding. He became nervous that this would negatively affect his career. He would watch footage of his performances and notice his blatant hair loss. He came to Dr. Umar hoping to restore a balding crown and hairline. Using an advanced Dr.UGraft ™ FUE procedure with extraction technology that he developed himself, Dr. Umar was able to restore a youthful head of hair and ensure that the patient was more confident in his appearance.
Before Photos: On-Screen Makeover Celebrity Hair Restoration for Hollywood, Los Angeles Actor
Bernardo arrived at Dr.Umar’s unhappy about the changes he was seeing in his on-screen appearance due to hair loss. He was suffering from a receding hairline and balding crown and was looking for a long-term solution to his problem.
A Hair Transplant to Help With Image Management For Celebrities: Procedure Photos:
In this Dr.UGraft ™ Follicular Unit Extraction surgery, Dr. Umar used 2200 grafts to restore a balding crown and receding hairline. The goal of the surgery was to give the Hollywood, Los Angeles actor a more natural appearance to help him look his best and feel more confident about his appearance. Like most patients, Bernardo de Paula was looking for a long-term solution. This procedure made sure that the patient was able to achieve the growth he wanted. With less experienced doctors, there is the risk of the grafts not growing afterward. Using his world-class technologies and the shave test, Dr. Umar was able to reduce the risk of failed grafts.
In this celebrity hair restoration procedure, Dr. Umar extracted 2200 grafts from across the patient’s nape and then individually inserted them to recreate the hairline, temples, and crown. Nape hair is great to recreate the soft edge and grows at sharp angles, making it ideal for the patient’s hairline edge. There’s a misconception that follicles will simply grow if they are transplanted. In actuality, if they aren’t treated with care and harvested strategically, the patient will suffer continual balding even after their hair transplant surgery.
One of the strategies that Dr. Umar uses to help ensure long-term growth is the FUE Shave Test. Dr. Umar shaves the patient’s head to see the growth potential in the nape and whether or not he should harvest follicles from that area. In this case, Dr. Umar was able to see that nape hair could be used for this patient’s donor pool.
Another way that Dr. Umar makes sure that follicles are extracted strategically is by using his Dr.UPunch i ™ device. The device’s flared punch cuts away from the follicle, making the extraction process safer. Notably, this tool also helped the follicles stay hydrated during the surgery process. The drying of grafts is a common cause of poor growth. The fluid irrigation component protects the follicle from drying and replaces the need to forcibly remove grafts using other tools like surgical tweezers. With his world-class Dr.UGraft tool, shave test, and personable, thorough approach, Dr. Umar was able to successfully recreate hairline and temples for this celebrity.
To create the best framework for this celebrity hair restoration case, Dr. Umar took into account Bernardo’s facial features using certain guiding points and standards set forth by nature for aquiline faces.
Before and After Results Photos: Stop Hair Loss Progression in Celebrities & Restoring a Balding Crown
Twelve months after surgery, the Hollywood patient reported feeling more confident and happier about his appearance. One year after his Dr.UGraft celebrity hair transplant, the patient had a fuller crown and thicker hairline. In addition, he was able to style his hair by spiking it and felt at peace about his hairline. Notably, the patient reported that the people involved in image management make up artists and hair stylists were at ease with his appearance and also didn’t have to worry about covering up his balding crown.
Overall, the patient was pleased that Dr.Umar’s celebrity hair restoration gave him a natural and youthful looking appearance.
Video: Recreate Hairline and Temples in a Celebrity With Dr U
In this video, the celebrity patient discusses his own experience reaching out to Dr. Umar for help recreating his hairline and temples. In addition, the patient walks through what it’s like to have a successful basic FUE surgery and how it positively impacted his career.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Celebrity Hair Restoration
Some celebrities are known for having undergone bad hair transplants. If they can afford the very best doctors, why does this happen?
Just because a doctor is well known or expensive doesn’t mean they’re equipped with the right tools and knowledge to conduct successful hair transplant surgeries. Often, a celebrity’s manager might choose a bad hair transplant doctor based on their publicity and reputation rather than whether they actually know how to perform FUE surgery. Dr. Umar takes a highly individualistic approach to patients, treating each patient as a unique case. In addition, many dermatologists lack the proper tools to help African American patients. So, even if they are advertised to be the very best, they might simply not know how to treat the patient. A few examples of bad celebrity hair restoration mistakes include visible strip scarring, poor growth, and pluggy hairlines. These errors occur because of carelessness and a lack of an individualistic approach to hair treatment.
If a celebrity has had a bad hair transplant, what can be done to fix it?
Dr. Umar has dealt with many patients who come to him after a botched hair transplant surgery. Though things might look dire, he reassures them not to worry. Using an advanced FUE method, he’s able to restore density to areas that look unnatural and cover up scars. When Dr. Umar gets a patient who has suffered botched hair transplant surgery, he assesses how much donor hair is available on their head. After assessing the patient’s unique situation, he sees if it will be necessary to use body hair. If it appears that the patient’s scalp follicles are prone to balding or there simply aren’t enough durable follicles to extract from the scalp, Dr. Umar proceeds to use body hair. In botched hair transplant cases, utilizing body hair gives patients the potential to regain a natural-seeming appearance. Unlike other hair transplant doctors, Dr. Umar is specialized in body hair transplants and has the tools and knowledge to safely administer these highly complex procedures.
The Hollywood Reporter did an article about hair restoration for celebrities and referenced Dr. Umar’s work with leg hair. Is leg hair absolutely necessary for creating the most natural looking hairlines possible?
Though Dr. Umar does use leg hair in his advanced FUE surgeries, it’s not absolutely necessary for creating the most natural looking hairlines possible. While other FUE methods only extract follicles from the head, Dr. Umar uses follicles from all over the body including the back, nape, and face.
For example, nape hair can be used to recreate the soft edge. However, since nape hair grows at sharp angles, it requires special tools to be extracted safely and thoroughly. Before using nape hair in surgery, Dr. Umar administers a shave test to determine whether the patient’s nape hair has long-term growth potential to be transplanted to other areas of the scalp. If the patient passes the shave test, Dr. Umar proceeds to extract and transplant the nape hair.
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